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. >> and in his press conference, president obama quoted speaker john boehner from 2011. >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy. i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> and the last question of his press conference, the president was asked if he may be more successful with some of the nuts you just heard from if he spent more quality time with them. >> you and your staff are too insular, that you don't socialize enough. >> this, of course, is one of the great myths of governing, that intractable problems, political problems, can somehow be solved over a card game and a couple of drinks. that has never, ever been the case nor will it ever be the case. >> i like speaker boehner personally. and you know, when we went out and played golf we had a great time. but that didn't get a deal done in 2011. >> the president actually had to remind the media that congressional behavior is the result of democracy. >> now if the american people feel strongly about these issues and they push hard and they reward, or don't reward
president obama and vice president biden will announce a " concrete " proposals to prevent gun violence. if they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to the president asking what the federal government can do to curb gun violence. a ban on assault weapons is expected to be one of the axils of actions and legislative proposals the president will put forth today. gun control has been a hotly debated topic since the tragedy in newtown, conn., where 20 elementary school students and six adults were murdered by a gunman. the national rifle association is promising to fight any gun- control measure that is seals will violate the constitutional right of americans to bear arms. the organization announced earlier this week that it had a the political clout in congress to block any measure that it did not agree with. despite opposition from the gun lobby, the president is about is not to back off of his support for legislation. >> this is the courage of all of you for you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and i will resolve this. i have been affected b
pbs stations. >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day. president obama made ready to announce his strategy for cutting gun violence, as new york state's legislature enacted the toughest gun law in the country. former cycling great lance armstrong reportedly admitted to doping during his career during an interview with oprah winfrey. online we have the story of a boston eatery where second chances for employees come with a side of slaw. hari sreenivasan explains. >> sreenivasan: haley house has served time for weapons violations, drug trafficking, even murder. now, they're serving up lunch, and redefining their lives while working at this popular neighborhood restaurant. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy? >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll have full coverage of president obama's push for new gun laws. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railw
can't govern the country that way. >> the question is how did you -- the problem is that compromise cannot be unilaterally imposed. this is the fundamental conundrum of the obama era right? >> chris, that was the message of the last election. we've had an opportunity to meet with the republicans. they got the message, too. it's time for collaboration. time for cooperation. >> right. >> their leadership has not gotten that. >> political class, the elite of the political class, the leadership on the republican side that doesn't want their members to do what they need to do to stay, you know, really listening to their constituents. >> i know your district. all right? i spent time in madison, wisconsin. >> it is a very strong, progressive district. >> you replaced tammy baldwin who is now amazingly a united states, a friend, colleague of yours. i know that district. okay? if you are on a bill that this cosponsored with eric cantor, whatever it is, someone is going to come in and primary you or someone is going to come in and threaten to primary you or run ads or you'll go home to the fo
final press conference of his first presidential term president obama went on offense warning republicans not to play politics with the debt ceiling. here is some of what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops our honor our contracts with small business owners. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money, every home own we are a mortgage. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> well, the president hass got to get past the debt ceiling in order to achieve his second term agenda but how does he do it when some republicans are threatening shutdown. chuck todd and howard fineman. chuck, you know, i get the
and discord. >> reporter: as the country awaits this year's message, the nation's capital is preparing to match the moment. now, since the constitution states that the president has to take the oath of office on january 20th, president obama will have that ceremony here in a private ceremony at the white house tomorrow. and then of course he will have his very public swearing-in on monday. alex? >> yes, he will. we'll have a public airing of you, kristen, and what you do behind the scenes there at the white house coming up in "office politics" in half an hour. are you ready for it? >> reporter: i am looking forward to it. i had so much fun. >> it was a lot of fun. no way we can make you look bad. we look forward to that. thank you, kristin. >>> on the weekend before the president's second inaugural, a new set of polls from the nbc news -- "wall street journal" poll, right now, 52% of americans approve of the job the president is doing. 44% disapprove. t public is split on how president obama will fare in a second term with 51% saying they're optimistic or satisfied. a combined 48% say
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